It seems these days that there’s hardly a month that doesn’t pass without hearing of yet another shocking case where a dog has attacked or mauled an infant.
Are they becoming more common as man’s need to obtain a family pet increases? Or is it that there’s just a need to report it?
MP’s have hinted that a new law might be introduced to make us all responsible dog owners – making compulsory training classes for dogs and owners. It’s also been suggested that maybe the dog licence should be reinstated again. But don’t you think we should look a bit further and deeper than this? Where are all these dogs coming from?
It’s never been easier to obtain a puppy or adult dog, rescue centres are full to their capacity, and so are the classified columns!
Why don’t we look into where these dogs are coming from – who’s breeding them? And maybe dogs and puppies shouldn’t be so readily available. Maybe they should be harder to obtain making them more of a luxury rather than a gadget or accessory.
And the breeding of dogs… Anyone can do it at the moment, I bet if all breeders had to purchase a special license as well as being a registered breeder it might just put a stop to the back street breeder and that in return could eventually have a knock on effect to the availability of our four legged friend.